To hide, put out of sight etc.
Other Word Forms of Obscure
Origin of Obscure
From French obscur, from Latin obscÅ«rus (“dark, dusky, indistinct"), possibly, from ob (“over") + -scurus (“covered"), from root scu (“cover"), seen also in scutum (“a shield"); see scutum, sky.
Middle English from Old French obscur from Latin obscūrus (s)keu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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